Last week of Sale-a-Bration-see new items


Yes, it’s almost the end of March and that means the end of this year’s Sale-a-Bration. But Stampin’ Up! just announced a Third Release of additional Sale-a-Bration items. They include select, current Stampin’ Up! products to earn during this last week of Sale-A-Bration. Be sure to act fast though, because you must order by March 31!

And don’t forget about the other Sale-a-Bration items also available through March 31. For every $50 you spend, you earn 1 credit towards free product. Also look at these projects you can create using Sale-a-Bration items!

Be sure to check out these coordinating products that go with various Sale-a-Bration items. Also only available through March 31!


Thanks for stopping by today! In these trying times, we all need something fun to do. Acknowledgement your first responders, nurses and doctors out there on the front lines by sending them a thank you card or note that you created!

Janice B at JB Stamper

 

 

 

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A batch of cards for FMS427

Practicing social isolation hasn’t been a problem for me up to now. Since I retired I spend most of my time in my craft room, alone – LOL. But my poor husband it going crazy not being able to go to his office. That said, he is retired and doesn’t have to go in, but he loves his work and since he was appointed Distinguished Emeritus Professor he gets to keep his office to write and publish his research and manage several journals. Yes, he can do it at home, but he likes his “in-office” routine. So, I’m spending more time in my craft room, giving him plenty of room to give him the feeling of going to the office!

So with more time in my craft room, I took the FMS427 template and created 5 cards (again…see my FMS426 cards!) instead of just one. What do you do with extra time other than clean out closets and drawers? CRAFT more! BTW-kids love being creative and crafting – give them some crafting challenges using common household items and see what they do!

My first card was actually the last one I did, but I like it the best. It’s hard to see the embossing on the card base from the Scripty 3-D folder. The striped paper is from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, and the die cuts are in Old Olive using the Painted Labels dies from that suite. I tried a number of different flowers from the DSP and ended up using one of the suite’s die cut flowers. The greeting comes from the Well Said stamps. At the last minute I added the linen thread tied into a bow…it just seemed to need that little something extra.

The next three cards used my pack of Delightfully Detailed note cards and envelopes that was setting on my table. I decided they would be a great background for the FMS427 challenge. I laid out all 3 at the same time, playing with DSP options and sayings back & forth until I had layouts I liked. The first one uses the Birthday Bonanza DSP and the Balloon punch. I added a few of the Sale-a-Bration Metallics sequins (sold out very quickly!) and a saying from the Well Written dies.

The next one used the Blackberry Bliss background note card with a retired Succulent Garden DSP piece and a leftover heart from the I’ll Bee Yours Paper Pumpkin kit. The greeting comes from the Well Said stamp set.

This third card used the Macaron Mint note cards, another retired DSP piece and flowers, lots of flowers. Using the Small Blooms punch from Sale-a-Bration, I created Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight flowers. I pulled out my stash of Candy Dots (remember those….very long retired, but I both I lot since I loved them) to add the centers on the flowers. I punch a Daffodil Delight butterfly, add small pearls along with sold out Sale-a-Bration sequins.

I switched to full size Whisper white card base and the Sweet Soiree DSP. I haven’t used this DSP much and needed a elegant anniversary card. I added some Wink of Stella clear to the greeting but it doesn’t show up well in the picture.

And so I made myself quit with these 5 cards. And my husband was “calling” me to come down for dinner – he’s our wonderful cook/chef! Hope you enjoy these FMS427 cards today. Stay safe at home and avoid boredom by crafting!!

Janice B at JB Stamper

 

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Are you getting punch happy yet?

I’m talking about getting punch happy with a tag punch kit! Now that you’ve seen several of our card kits (see my posts here and here), it’s time to take a look at some of the tag and punch kits we have in our catalogs.

You always need tags! Presents, small gifts, rewards for a job well done, or to cheer someone up…they all would be so much more special with a handmade tag by you. Our tag kits are a great choice to add to your order, especially for beginner crafters, i.e. the kids. They’ll love creating the tags for friends and family. The kit’s instructions also include sample projects with instructions. Almost guarantees a successful creative experience for them and you.

One of our kits, the Darling Label Punch Box, for instance, includes a photopolymer stamp set, two Classic Stampin’ Spots, a clear stamp block, the exclusive Darling Label Punch—and of course, the adorable tin to store their tags.

Create a variety of simple tags or use them to embellish cute cards to go with the tag for your gifts.

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack. When I posted this the Sweet Pins & Tags kit is on sale for only $2! A great “tag-a-long” to the above kit (another of those puns! My husband will be proud of my punning ability-LOL).

Another great idea for your creative staycation, or craftcation with the kids and yourself!

Don’t forget, Sale-a-Bration is going on until March 31 and for every $50 you spend, you earn one Level 1 credit towards free product. Also look at these projects you can create using Sale-a-Bration items! Do you want to quickly and easily earn a Sale-A-Bration item—without spending tons of time looking through the catalog? Add adhesive and paper to your order, you will easily reach the qualifying amount of $50 for a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration reward. Check them out in the catalogs below.

Thanks for stopping by today, and continue to stay safe by limiting your exposure others and washing your hands! And relax by creating fun stamping projects!

Janice B at JB Stamper

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When you have to stay home…Three Cheers for You card kit

Another day at home, another fun card kit by mail to make! This one, Three Cheers for You is called an “all-inclusive kit”. That means everything you need is included in this one kit. Card supplies, cutouts, stamps, ink spot, linen thread, sparkly sequins, and adhesive dots and dimensionals. Make three each of 4 card designs. Plus a darling gift box to hold all of them, that is, if you can bear to give them all away in one fell swoop – LOL! But it does make an incredible gift for someone special. That just means you’ll need two kits, one for you, one to give away!

I took a picture of all the things in this kit…of course, mine is much messier than Stampin’ Up!’s professional one. There are a lot of fun things included to make these 12 cars.

I made my first set of cards just like the kit instructions suggested.

Like yesterday (see here), I moved the pieces and greetings around to different card bases to create this alternative set of cards. I also “mixed” stamped the greetings. What?? To combine parts of two or more greetings use regular tape over the part of the greeting you don’t want to stamp. Then ink the stamp and VERY carefully pull off the tape and stamp the inked greeting. When I say “carefully” I mean it! If not, you will have ink from the tape all over your fingers, you, your cards, your stamping area. Believe me it’s not pretty…can you tell I’ve done it before?! On the bottom two cards I didn’t add any flowers so that I could give them to some of the guys in my life!

Next set mixes more pieces and mixed stamped greetings to create three more cards.

Finally I decided to cut one of the Night of Navy card base in half since the entire outside was Night of Navy. Then I pulled out my notecards (Whisper White Notecards and envelopes) and adhered the entire folded card onto the Night of Navy to act as a nice color frame. I used similar components, but rearranged them differently.

Here’s what they look like from the side so you get an idea of what I tried to explain above. I’ve done this a number of times, including a recent post with the Notes of Kindness card kit. This creates an entirely different look and doubles the number of cards you can make.

I got 13 cards from this kit, not 12, by cutting one of the blue cards in half and adding a package of the Note Cards & Envelopes. If you cut all 3 Night of Navy cards in half, you can get 15 cards! And with these leftover pieces from the kit, I can make a few more note size cards!

The kit is only $27 + shipping and tax. Great bargain for a day of crafting fun. But, remember Sale-a-Bration is going on through March 31. If your purchase equals $50 (before shipping and tax), you can earn a Level 1 product FREE! A great option is the “Sending you Thoughts” stamp set to further expand the greetings for this kit.

Here is all the kit and other options I’d suggest for you to earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. Or just order the kit and create away!

Another great idea for your creative staycation, or craftcation with the kids and yourself!

Don’t forget, Sale-a-Bration is going on until March 31 and for every $50 you spend, you earn 1 credit towards free product. Also look at these projects you can create using Sale-a-Bration items!

Thanks for stopping by today, and continue to stay safe by limiting your exposure others and washing your hands!Happy stamping!

Janice B at JB Stamper

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